Frequently asked questions
Answer to common questions you may have
Below are a sample of some of the most commonly asked questions we receive.
What if I’m injured on someone else’s property?
Those injured by a negligent owner or possessor of a premise may recover damages for their injuries, including, loss of income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, etc. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact us immediately so that we can begin assessing your case. Also, consider not giving an interview to insurance adjusters or investigators hired by insurance companies until you have consulted with lawyer first. It always good to consult with a lawyer and know your rights.
What if i don’t have my own car insurance?
There are many different avenues to take if you are not currently insured. Your accident benefit claim may proceed through the at fault driver or alternatively through the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund. Ask the lawyer which avenue applies to you.What if I was involved in a car accident which was not my fault but I do not have any insurance; do I still have case? Yes, so long as the party at-fault has insurance. His or her insurance company will pay for the damage to your vehicle and for your pain and suffering. As mentioned in the answer to question number 2, your medical bills will be paid at the conclusion of your case from the settlement proceeds.
What if the accident was my fault?
If the accident was your fault you are still entitled to accident benefits. Speak to the lawyer about your rights to accident benefits under your insurance policy.
How much can I expect to receive for my injuries?
This is a common question that most of our prospective clients ask during their initial consultations.
There are several factors to consider, before we can estimate the value of your case. By gaining a better understanding of your injuries, we will be able to determine if there is going to be any future considerations. For instance, an injury that is minor today can become quite serious in the future. As a result, there would be medical bills, lost opportunities and lost wages (past & future) to consider, all of which would factor into determining the true value of your case. We can discuss your situation at length during your initial consultation.
What if I am unable to go back to work?
You are entitled to income replacement benefits through the accident benefit provider. They will pay up to 70% of your gross loss to a maximum of $400.00 a week depending on your policy of insurance. You may be entitled to further benefits if you have a privately held or group insurance policy. Ask the lawyer about all your options.
Who will pay for my medical bills?
Any and all reasonable and necessary medical and rehabilitation benefits incurred should be paid by the insurance company. The amount of benefits will depend on the nature of the injury and whether or not you have suffered a “catastrophic impairment”. If the person is not catastrophic, you are entitled to a maximum of $100,000.00 in medical and rehabilitation expenses. Please ask the lawyer under which category your injury falls.